Hello and happy Friday! We have no plans around here this weekend. Well, unless you count picking up a steal of a table and chairs for our new playroom/homeschool set up (anyone else LOVE the local marketplace feature on facebook?). Maybe some trips to Goodwill and Ikea? Ah, a weekend of nothingness; I’m giddy!
You know those parenting moments when you wonder what the heck am I doing? Am I really doing anything right over here? I’ve had a few of those over the past month (15 minute tantrum on the movie theater floor on Wednesday; thank you very much, Kaitlyn). But yesterday, yesterday I washed my face and emerged to this scene:
“Mommy, we did team work and made you breakfast!”
The table was set with napkins (cough, paper towels), spoons, and bowls full of cereal and milk for us all. I’m not a big cereal eater but you better believe I excitedly sat my butt down and gobbled it up. One step further? Hailey washed all our bowls and put them in the dishwasher afterwards without being asked.
Thank you universe; I needed that small victory.
There are a couple of Duckworth’s locations that I know of and they all have good beer and nachos, but the cellar is a completely different vibe and experience. It’s rich in history (the building was constructed in 1912 and can tell some pretty cool tales, like Prince himself performing down in the cellar!). It’s been on my date night list for a while and still will be after last night’s sampling.
The ceviche with hearty pieces of shrimp and octopus in a coconut milk sauce with mango was incredible. It rivaled my cocktail (a visionary ginger and elderflower creation) as the star of the show. Being down in the cellar, however, did not lend itself to any decent photos, so you’ll have to take my word for it or book a reservation for yourself. Definitely a special night out kind of place!
Can I tell you I’ve only been wearing one dress lately? This one, that is currently on sale for $12.
I own it in black, gray stripes, blue strips (above), and a black and white pattern (below).
It’s basically the most comfortable item of clothing I own and think everyone needs at least one. For size reference, I wear both the extra small and the small.
PSA: Don’t let your kids run around pools where the pavement is wet.
I’m sure you’re giving me that um, obviously look right now, but yesterday after swimming we were hanging out (actually on a platform away from the pool) and there was a puddle of water that Kaitlyn slipped in and fell right back and smacked her head. I actually didn’t see it happen (mom guilt like crazy) but everyone seemed concerned and Kaitlyn was obviously crying her eyes out. Thank goodness for our amazing pediatrician who squeezed us in despite a full schedule.
She checked out just fine and honestly doesn’t even have a goose egg. I’m considering myself pretty lucky it was nothing serious and now have a true reason to be grateful for that hard head of hers.
The Lake Norman area is getting a Costco! There is mixed feelings in the community about it, but after reading Emily’s Guide to Shopping at Costco, I’m pretty excited!
I really enjoyed reading Bjork’s list of 20 Things They’ve Learned Over their Last Six Years. Most pertain to what they’ve learned in blogging, but I think number 2 rings especially true in life goals in general.
If you are looking for good gift ideas for kids that aren’t another toy, check out these fun subscription boxes! I know we will definitely be trying Little Passports at some point. I’ve heard great things!
Matching dresses make my heart happy. It’s a completely unrelated picture except to maybe confess I just pre-ordered Thanksgiving dresses from Eleanor Rose for the girls. And then bought this dress (I’m thinking it would work for the horse race in July?) for myself. I am now letting go of the mouse and slowly stepping away from my computer…
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, full of rest, rejuvenation, and maybe even an adventure!